Stone Sculptor Bio

Graham Bowden is an accomplished fine art stone sculptor and member of Studio Five. He has been based out of the Williams Mill Visual Art Center in Glen Williams, Ontario, Canada since 2005.

In Graham’s work as a stone sculptor, he explores the realistic and abstract design of 3-dimensional and bas-relief sculptures in soapstone, alabaster and limestone.

Disciplines and Training

Graham Bowden Stone Sculptor
His artistic ability as a stone sculptor may come as a surprise given his background. Graham was formally educated as an engineer and worked for 35 years of as a land surveyor. The rigorous disciplines of his education and work experience – as well as his training in other art forms – complement the art and technical skills required of a stone sculptor. Graham has an intimate knowledge of geometry and a deep understanding of the strength and nature of the materials he works with.

Stone sculptures are 3-dimensional expressions of strength and balance. In each sculpture I use the shape and colour, the subtle turnings and shadows, and the fine lines and planes to contain and reveal the inner energy. The observer is drawn to interact with the art and to feel the energy infused by the artist’s hands.Graham Bowden

Exhibits, Juried Shows, Commissions

  • John Sommer Juried Show, PAMA, 2009
  • John Sommer Juried Show, PAMA, 2010
  • Sherway Gardens Art Gallery 2011
  • Beauxs-Arts Brampton Open Juried Show 2012
  • Sculpture Society of Canada’s 2012 Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition Award.
  • Fine Arts Society of Milton 2015
  • Milton Heritage Park Outdoor Art Show 2016
  • Artisans Attic co-operative 2014 to 2016
  • Red Door Gallery 2016
  • Helson Gallery,(multiple shows), Halton Hills Cultural Centre, 2013 – ongoing
  • Commissions range from corporate awards to personal gifts
  • Pieces held in collections across Canada

Training and Courses

  • Haliburton School of the Arts (Glass Blowing) 2014
  • Stone Carving Workshop with re-knowned carver Sandy Cline 2012
  • Water Colours Introduction, William Band, Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre, 2010
  • Haliburton School of the Arts (Advanced Stone Carving) 2010
  • Stained Glass, Brampton studio, 2003
  • Pottery, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, 2002
  • Photography and darkroom, Sheridan College, 2000
  • Photography, Peel DSB, Continuing Education, 1999
  • Woodworking, Peel DSB, Continuing Education,1998
  • Woodworking, Peel DSB, Continuing Education, 1997